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Behind The Scenes At The Museum

Behind The Scenes At The Museum

In these paintings Jane Gardiner’s fascination with mark-making and respect for the medium expresses itself as a pleasure in the tactility and colour of oil paint. These small works are generally executed in one go, on pre-prepared panels and are snapshots of objects and artworks which have caught the eye of the artist on visits to museums. They are vignettes of hidden corners, half glimpsed, a clash of colours or textures which taken out of context become small abstracts to delight the viewer.   ‘Two Heads’ Oil on Panel ‘Three Butterflies’ Oil on Panel ‘Three Admirals’ Oil on Panel ‘The Polar Bear’ Oil on Panel ‘The Baby’s Mask’ Oil on Panel ‘Teeth’ Oil on Panel ‘Single Chair Edinburgh’ Oil on Panel ‘Shadow Dancers’ Oil on Panel ‘Moulded’ Oil on Panel ‘Red Heads’ Oil on Panel ‘Red Chair’ Oil on Panel ‘Delicate Bones’ Oil on Panel ‘In The Navy’ Oil on Panel ‘Red and Green’ Oil on Panel ‘Pink’ Oil on Panel ‘In The Bird House’ Oil on Panel ‘People’s Journal’ Oil on Panel ‘Green Paneling’ Oil on Panel ‘Green Room’ Oil on Panel ‘Fresh Air’ Oil on Panel ‘Edinburgh Blue’ Oil on Panel ‘Cambridge Red’ Oil on Panel Ladderback’ Oil on Panel ‘Classic’ Oil on Panel ‘Greek’ Oil on Panel ‘Crouching Venus’ Oil on Panel ‘The Elf’ Oil on Panel ‘Egyptian Smile’ Oil on Panel ‘The Brogues’ Oil on...

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Andy Scott

Andy Scott

Andy Scott is one of Scotland’s most renowned sculptors and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates from UK universities. Scott works in steel and bronze in the figurative and equine genres, and his distinctive hand-crafted sculptures combine traditional dexterity with contemporary fabrication techniques. Scott’s sculptures can be found as far afield as Europe, Australia and the USA, and with his portfolio including works reaching to 100ft in height, many have become much-loved local and national landmarks. ‘The Kelpies’ are probably his best-known artworks. They were unveiled in Falkirk in 2014, and are the largest equine artworks in the world. They have won multiple awards, and have been adopted by both the UK and Scottish national tourism agencies as cultural landmarks for the nation and are estimated to have attracted almost 2 million visitors. The bronze works on display in the gallery are the at the other end of the scale: studies and maquettes for larger artworks, these small works were made to explain ideas to clients and to assist with engineering processes of larger sculptures. They were modelled in clay by Andy in his Glasgow Studio, and subsequently cast in bronze.   ‘The Kelpies’ Bronze 15cm high Edition of 50 ‘The Full Kelpies’ Bronze 50cm high Edition of 30 ‘Equus Altus II’ Bronze 45cm high Edition of 30 ‘Friesian Horse’ Bronze 45cm high Edition of 30 ‘Centaur’ Bronze 35cm high Edition of 15 ‘Mungotaur’ Bronze 40cm high Edition of...

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Jane McCance

Jane McCance

Born in Glasgow in 1974 and educated at GSA, Jane McCance’s paintings are reflections on nostalgia, memory and renewal. Drawing upon her dual heritage of Scotland’s west coast and the farmlands of Denmark, the landscape-based pieces are in response to the sense of ‘inhaling’ an environment when one stands ‘in’ it; a feeling of not just wishing to ‘look’ but to consume and keep it. Her still life paintings are an exploration of memory, sometimes bittersweet, but just out of reach – childhood rooms and objects, arrangements, flowers placed there by people we have known; the intangible way in which past and future collide to create forward movement and renewal.   ‘Flicker’ Oil on Canvas 12″x 12″ £550 ‘Something About Absence’ Oil on Primed Paper 16″x 20″ £800 ‘Soil’ Oil on Board 16″x 16″ £700 ‘Small Valley’ Oil on Primed Paper 14″x 18″ £750 ‘Shortened Days, Still Light’ Oil on Canvas 12″x 12″ £550 ‘Prelude, St Luke Passion’ Oil on Primed Paper 16″x 20″ £800 ‘Not One Man Can, and Not One Woman Can’ Oil on Canvas 20″x 20″ £850 ‘Paradise’ Oil on Canvas 36″x 36″ £1,500 ‘All the Ones Who Come, All the Ones Who Go’ Oil on Primed Paper 10″x 11″ £500 ‘All the Words for Which the Heart Yearns’ Oil on Canvas 36″x 36″ £1,500 ‘Thimbleweed in Glass Vases’ Oil on Canvas 20″x 20″ £850 ‘Nostalgia Study with Orchid’ Oil on Canvas 30″x 40″ £1,500 ‘Deceptive Slumber’ Oil on Canvas 36″x 36″ £1,500 ‘Two China Cups’ Oil on Board 12″x 12″ £550 ‘Garden Pinks’ Oil on Canvas 16″x 16″ £700 ‘Grey Pot’ Mixed Media on Primed Paper 14″x 10″ £550 ‘Nostalgia Study with Geraniums’ Oil on Canvas 36″x 36″ £1,500 ‘Blue Bowl’ Oil on Board 12″x 12″ £550 ‘Anthemis in Stone Pots and Cups’ Mixed Media on Canvas 20″x 20″ £850 ‘Black Pots’ Mixed Media on Board 12″x 12″ £550 ‘The Isle is Full of Noises’ Oil on Board 17″x 25″ £900 ‘Safely in Harbour is the King’s Ship’ Oil on Board 36″x 36″ £1,500 ‘Reason For Holding’ Oil on Primed Paper 10″x 14″ £550 ‘Portal’ Mixed Media on Canvas 12″x 16″ £600 ‘Nearing’ Oil on Primed Paper 12″x 12″ £550 ‘It Takes a Myriad’ Oil on Primed Paper 10″x 14″...

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Irene MacKenzie

Irene MacKenzie

Irene MacKenzie  There are no shortcuts in the creation of Irene MacKenzie’s beautiful watercolours, they are the carefully wrought end product of hours and hours of her meticulous hard work. Watercolour is the most exacting of all the painting mediums with it’s transparent layers leaving no margin for error – in producing her work Irene requires dedication as well as her finely honed technical skills. By taking commonplace forms such as flower blooms and altering their scale beyond life size she asks us to look at the everyday in a new way and shows us the abstract forms in the nature that is all around us.       ‘Tulips’ Watercolour ‘Red Parrot Tulips’ Watercolour ‘Tall Red Parrot Tulips’ Watercolour ‘Moth Orchids’ Watercolour ‘Blue Pincushion Flower’ Watercolour    ...

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Muriel Barclay

Muriel Barclay

From her studio in Glasgow’s leafy West End Muriel Barclay produces her joyful canvases. Inspired by the works of Degas, Matisse and Manet as well as her fellow countrymen the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists, she has become a highly sought after figurative painter of some repute. Her fascination with the elegance and complexity of the human form is evident in her large paintings of dancers and couples entwined and trusting in each other for support.

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Jane Gardiner

Jane Gardiner

Jane Gardiner creates beautiful oil paintings and artwork in other traditional media from her Glasgow Studio. Mansfield Park Gallery are excited to work with Jane on her first solo art exhibition. Glasgow artists have a tradition of figurative painting going back to the “Glasgow Boys” and this first exhibition entitled “Performance” respects the tradition not only of figurative painting but also the process as Jane has investigated the manufacture of paint, the development and use of pigments in addition to working with traditional surfaces. She has also travelled extensively experiencing painting schools out with the Uk and is a regular attendee at figurative drawing groups. Performance runs at Mansfield Park Gallery from 24th  August until 14th September at Mansfield Park Gallery. “Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived by the sea and loved make believe. She grew up, as children do, to become a sensible type with a responsible job but still travelled whenever possible into other folks imaginary lands. One day she decided to have more fun and so discovered the joy of messing about with charcoal and paints – not unlike making mud pies or experimenting with lipstick. But needing training she then spent many hours in the life drawing room and journeyed to far lands to study with master painters. Like most girls she loves stuff so she gathered a wardrobe full of dress up things and props, many made from paper in memory of the books she adored. Inviting people to come and play make believe with her she made paintings from these meetings. As this land of imagination is much bigger than reality and everyone who comes bring their own unique map exploring this place where dreams can come true and potential made clearer will keep her busy and passionate for a while yet.” After The Party – Original Oil on Canvas Peek – A – Boo Original Oil Painting Shy Bunny Superwoman – Original Oil On Canvas The Beauty The Cat – Original Oil On Canvas The Clown Princess – Original Oil The Coins – Original Oil Painting The Crest – Jane Gardiner Art The Innocent – Oil On Canvas The Joker – Self Portrait The Kitten – Original Oil Painting The Metamorphosis – Oil On Canvas The Natural – Oil On Canvas The Queen – Oil On Canvas The Romantic – Oil On Canvas The Rose, Oil On Canvas The Turn – Original Oil Painting The Vamp – Original Oil on Canvas The White Witch – Original Oil...

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Willie Rodger

Willie Rodger

Willie Rodger RSA RGI  From the time he began his studies at Glasgow School of Art, over sixty years ago, Willie has approached his work with uncompromising drive and determination, and as a teacher for many years he was able, in turn, to pass this ethos on to a new generation of artists and creative minds. As his career has developed Willie’s style has become instantly recognizable, his superb monochrome linocuts, with the occasional judicious splash of colour, convey with such economy his keen observations and wry sense of humour. Willie Rodger 4 Willie Rodger art Willie Rodger 2 Willie Rodger No...

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Victoria Cassidy

Victoria Cassidy

Victoria Cassidy studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1983-87, a time when figurative art in Scotland was enjoying a resurgence. She combines her love of Islamic pattern making and Japanese prints with the use of figurative elements and text to produce her delicate, multi-layered, mixed media paintings. Victoria Casidy No 1 Victoria Cassidy No 4 Victoria Cassidy No 3 Victoria Cassidy No...

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Sandy Murphy

Sandy Murphy

Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI was born in Irvine, Ayrshire in 1956. He attended Glasgow School of Art 1976 – 1980 where he trained under James Robertson, Duncan Shanks and Barbara Rae. His subject matter now is mainly still life and the landscape of Ayrshire were he lives and works, he is known for his very painterly works of art, building layers of oil into a rich, luxuriant surface texture that adds a third dimension to the viewer’s experience. Although his subject is easily read, there is however a definite leaning towards abstraction, but it is the paint, it’s surface quality, texture, and the relationship of one colour to another that is his main interest. The painted surface becoming as important as the image it represents. This surface texture is often worked into, scraped down then repainted. This process being repeated to achieve the finished image of built up paint, surface marks and nuances of colour. This seductive use of the brush is particularly reminiscent of Joan Eardley’s Catterline landscapes; as with many of the best painters of his generation, it is the influence of her work along with that of Sir William Gillies that is most discernable in Sandy’s oils. Sandy Murphy No 1 Sandy Murphy original art Sandy Murphy No...

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Neil MacDonald

Neil MacDonald

Neil MacDonald PAI RGI trained at Glasgow School of Art from 1975 – 80, where he developed his considerable skills as a painter and consummate draughtsmanship. He is drawn to locations that exert historic and mythic presence, exploring the lyrical narrative of natural sites and strong bold shapes of castles, old townships and harbours. He does this through distortion of perspective, invention and editing, aiming to capture an essence of the structure or place. Colour is used in an emotive way to heighten the sense of mood, applying each layer upon layer of paint in a divisionist manner until a unity of statement is realised as the image emerges, revealing the subject’s unique sense of place.   Neil MacDonald No 3 Neil Macdonald No 1 Neil MacDonald No...

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Michael G Clark

Michael G Clark

  Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art 25 years ago, Michael Clark has had an interesting and varied career in the arts. His first job – fuelled by his fascination with film – was with the BBC in Glasgow where he worked for 6 years. This was followed in 1989 by a move to London where, over a period of 10 years, he worked as a freelance art-director, illustrator and textile designer. It was also during this period that he began to paint seriously again and found his work receive recognition. He has lived in Ayrshire since 1999 and been a full-time painter for the last 14 years, amassing an impressive CV of exhibitions at the best galleries in the UK, along with a string of awards for his beautifully restrained and evocative work. ‘White Jug and Flowers’ Oil on Linen £3,250 ‘Un Verre du Bordeaux’ Mixed Media £1,800 ‘la Robe Noir’ Mixed Media £1,800 ‘Bordeaux’ Mixed Media £1,800 ‘Restaurant Interior’ Oil on Linen 24″x 24″ ‘Wedding Dress’ Acrylic on Paper 12″x 7″ ‘Big White Dress’ Acrylic on Paper 12″x 9″ ‘Champagne’ Oil on Linen 24″x 24″ ‘LBD’ Oil on Linen 16″x...

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Liz Knox

Liz Knox

When you look at the paintings of Liz Knox the first thing you notice are the colours, there are plenty in evidence, the interesting part is how she uses them. Fiery orange off-set against deep ultra-marine blue and steely grey, the contrast increasing the drama of each. But then colour was always a feature in Liz’s career, one of her early jobs was as a lab technician working with industrial paints and pigments, later she moved into colour physics and spectrophotometry for dyeing and textiles. Liz then took her scientific knowledge of colour down a more creative path studying Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art under Sir Robin Philipson and David Michie, graduating in 1971. Liz Knox  been the deserving recipient of numerous awards and her work is sought after by both private and corporate collectors. Liz Knox 3 Liz Knox 1 Liz Knox...

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Kirsty Wither

Kirsty Wither

Kirsty Wither studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen from 1986 – 1990 and has worked as a full time painter ever since. Her heavily impasto oil paintings showcase her love of colour and texture, she begins by staining the canvas with raw, pure colour and then builds up the image in layers working mostly with a palette knife. Kirsty’s work is held in many private collections across the world and continues to be much sought after.  “Being in the studio is a mysterious place where the paint takes over from any set ideas I start with and often unexpectedly leads me to a finished work. The paintings are as much about the actual paint on the surface as about the subject matter.” ‘Morning Tabletop’ Oil on Canvas 30″x 40″ £5,450 ‘In Autumn Regalia’ Oil on Canvas 20″x 20″ £3,150 ‘Favoured Lilies’ Oil on Canvas 16″x 16″ £2,300 ‘New on the Scene’ Oil on Canvas 24″x 36″ £5,000 ‘Wee Reds’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″ £900 ‘Turquoise Square’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″ £900 ‘Tracks to Trees’ Oil on Canvas 12″x 30″ £2,900 ‘Summer Shadow’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″ £900 ‘Purply Posy’ Oil on Canvas 10″x 12″ £1,500 ‘Moon in Autumn’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″ £900 ‘Minty Light’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″ £900 ‘Mauve in the Distance’ Oil on Canvas 10″x 12″ £1,500 ‘Long Pink Shadow’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″ £900 ‘Little Red Roof’ Oil on Canvas 10″x 12″ £1,500 ‘In Light of Spring’ Oil on Canvas 14″x 15″ £2,000 ‘Good Vibrations’ Oil on Canvas 16″x 16″ £2,300 ‘Citrus Companions’ Oil on Canvas 12″x 30″ £2,900 ‘Ferns in Green’ Oil on Canvas 12″x 12″ £1,700 ‘Gold and Butter’ Oil on Canvas 10″x 12″ £1,500 ‘Gold on the Horizon’ Oil on Canvas 8″x 8″...

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James Greer

James Greer

James Greer was born in Glasgow’s Townhead in 1934, a mere stones-throw from Glasgow School of Art which he attended from 1954-58. It was here, under the tutelage of Philip Reeves and Lenox Pattison that he first developed his lifelong love of printmaking in particular the exacting discipline of wood engraving.  His wood engravings document the changes to his home city of Glasgow – lone tenements stand like sentinels, old, disused railway carriages no more than scrap metal. He has also worked with enamel as a medium – applying glass to copper and firing it – the resulting landscapes subtle and diffused are beautiful objects with a wonderful clarity of colour. James Greer No 4 James Greer No 1 James Greer No 2 James Greer No...

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June Carey

June Carey

June Carey studied at both Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools  of Art. But it was not until the early 1980’s, and her first forray into etching, that she discovered a love of printmaking that has remained with her ever since. Discovering etching brought about a turning-point in her work and career. The process of making an etching set her imagination free. Suddenly she had found her subject, and her joyously, colourful, figurative work has been exhibited extensively throughout Britain and abroad. June Carey 3 June Carey June Carey...

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Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson was born in Paisley and studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Hospitalfield from 1971 to 1976, during which time she won many awards prizes and scholarships.  Helen has successfully combined motherhood with her full-time painting career, during which she has developed a solid reputation for her portraiture and figurative work. In recent years Inspired by her daughter, who is a professional dancer, she has developed a reputation for her fine ballet paintings.  Helen has exhibited widely in London, USA and Scotland. Her exceptional ability as a draughtsman, combined with her fluency as a painter have won her many prestigious awards and she was elected member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in1984, Royal Scottish Watercolour Society in 1997 and Paisley Arts Institute in 2005. Her works are held in numerous private and public collections and she continues to live and work in Glasgow. Helen Wilson 3 Helen Wilson No 1 Helen Wilson No...

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Kevin McFall

Kevin McFall

This series plays with the ideas of ‘subject’ and ‘being’. Each work places the sitter momentarily in the space and emphasises both the anchored figure and the enveloping quality of the atmosphere, suggesting a brief and interrupted quiescence. Reductive marks are used to create an elemental impression of the figure, and the surface of the painting unified to accentuate its artificial nature. Details are all but eliminated to make way for form and colour, inviting further visual enquiry and a contradictory glimpse of the person. Some works are studies while others portraits, more often non-specific maintaining the privacy of the individual and their world; possibly the real attraction of portraiture. Woman In Profile Woman (Green Blouse) Head Of A Man David Chris Red Flower Boy Head Of A Woman Man With Palette Olivia Paper...

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Helen Fay

Helen Fay

Helen Fay studied printmaking at Sunderland University before completing her Master of Arts at The Royal College of Art in London. Working exclusively in etching she has become a master of the technique, concerning herself with the drama of light and shade on her subjects. Of her work she says: “I find printmaking, especially etching to be the media I can best translate my drawing into a solid and dramatic image” “My work combines my two main interests, drawing and animals. Both the activity of drawing and the subject I study are a source of never ending fascination and have been for as long as I can remember” Helen Fay Penquin Artwork Helen Fay Black Dog Helen Fay Scottie Dog Helen Fay Horse Helen Fay Penguin...

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Fiona Watson

Fiona Watson

Fiona Watson was born in Newfoundland, Canada and studied Biological Sciences at Leicester University. It was only later whilst living in Glasgow and having spent several years working for various medical journals that she discovered printmaking. Etching steel and copper plates with acid turned out to be the perfect blend of science and art, and her background in Biology can be seen in her subject matter where she works with the patterns, forms and colours of nature. As a foil to the physical, hands on technique of etching she has also become a formidable exponent of digital printmaking. Fiona Watson No 4 Fiona Watson No 1 Fiona Watson No 2 Fiona Watson No...

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Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland had a diverse upbringing prior to his acceptance to study at Glasgow School of Art in 1973, in the Scottish Highlands, Istanbul and Hong Kong. Perhaps because of this cultural diversity in his formative years, his work today reflects his fascination with the apparent interconnectedness of seemingly disparate and incongruous elements of various cultures, their languages, religions, philosophies and arts. A draughtsman of enviable abilities Donald is equally assured when handling paint, washes of texture and colour combined with precisely painted elements add to his finely executed canvases a richer more painterly dimension. As a result of his exacting technique and strive for perfection Donald produces relatively few paintings each year – which provides a refreshing contrast to some of his contemporaries – making his work all the more sought after. When not working in his studio Donald is a part time tutor/lecturer at Glasgow School of Art (Dept. of Cont. Ed.) Donald Sutherland No 1 Donald Sutherland No 2 Donald Sutherland No...

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Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Colin Brown’s working process involves a range of materials including acrylic and oil paints, collage, glazes and varnishes. The paintings are created on wood panels and utilise more urban colours than the colours of nature. Ultimately they aim to celebrate the spirit of modern culture, the pleasure of finding and using, and the Dadaist ideal of looking at society in fragments. “My creative process is one of exploration and chance. I go into each painting with no preconceived idea – working initially on building the surface in layers and marking reference points. Gradually a dialogue between the painting and myself is developed and a definite direction is formed. Each element of the work will be constantly examined, considered and reassessed. In the final analysis great importance is placed on the finished surface, balance, structure and rhythm of the painting.” Colin Brown No 2 Colin Brown No...

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Carol Moore

Carol Moore

Carol Moore attended Glasgow School of Art, studying B.A.hons. drawing and painting, where she was awarded the First Year Self Portrait Prize, as well as a Greenshields travelling scholarship allowing her to spend a year in Aix-en-Provence in France at the Ecole des Beaux-arts. Other awards have included The Herring Prize by the Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries London. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK especially Scotland and Germany. Her work is also held in private collections in the U.S. and Australia.  “My work is mainly concentrated in two subject areas: still life and narrative paintings with figures and animals. Colour has always been a dominant force in my work, I value strong drawing and owe this to my Glasgow art school training.”   Carol Moore No 5 Carol Moore No 4 Carol Moore No 3 Carol Moore No 2 Carol Moore No 1 Carol Moore...

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Alice McMurrough

Alice McMurrough

Alice McMurrough PAI RGI trained at Glasgow School of Art from 1973 – 78, before becoming a teacher and illustrator. Now a full time painter she says of her work and inspiration :  “In my artwork, I create connections. I paint the gap between innocence and experience. I use distortion, metaphor and symbolism, in a context free from chronological time and precise place. I intertwine memories of personal events with contemporary issues, family legends, cultural myths and religious fables. Objects, colour and scale are employed for symbolic reasons. I often find archetypes in old children’s books, toys and television programmes. I aim for an attention that children have for the world, before ritual and maturity strips life of its daily magic.” Alice McMurrough No3 Alice McMurrough No 1 Alice McMurrough No 4 Alice McMurrough...

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Alex Milsom

Alex Milsom

Alex Milsom was born and raised in New Zealand where she studied Visual Arts in Auckland majoring in Printmaking. In 2006 she embarked on a period of foreign travel which took her eventually to Glasgow where she was based for several years before returning to her native New Zealand. Milsom works extensively in mezzotint responding to it’s velvety blackness and intimate scale to produce her dreamlike images. A world of childhood narrative inspired by stories told to her by her grandmother. These fairytales are acted out with human and animal characters that address issues based upon the human condition. Alix milsom 2 Alex Milsom 5 Alex Milsom 1 Alex Milsom...

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Alex Johanssen

Alex Johanssen

Alex Johanssen is an artist who works in ceramic to produce her figurative sculptures, be they animal or human. Her dogs are all based on actual pets, and animals have played a big part in her life since she was a child, and her love for her subjects shines through in her whimsical depictions.   Ceramic Pug Alex Johanssen Ceramic...

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John Bellany

John Bellany

John Bellany  CBE RA HRSA was born in 1942 in the fishing village of Port Seton on the east coast of Scotland. He studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art under Sir Robin Phillipson from 1960 until 1965, following which he went on to attend the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under Carel Weight from 1965 to 1968. Bellany is arguably the most influential Scottish artist of his generation, responsible for the resurgence of figurative painting out of which came New Glasgow Boys such as Peter Howson and Ken Currie. His work is represented in major collections throughout the world including The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum in New York as well as The Tate Gallery in London and the National Galleries of Scotland. John Bellany No 6 John Bellany No 5 John Bellany No 4 John Bellany No 3 John Bellany No 2 John Bellany No 1 John Bellany No 8 John Bellany No...

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